Chanioti is an ideal resort destination for a summer holiday in Greece. Many hotels of different categories, houses and villas for rent, shops, taverns, a long beach with a clear calm sea - all this attracts thousands of tourists who come to Chanioti every summer. The nearest airport to the city is located in Thessaloniki, where flights with travelers arrive. How to get from Thessaloniki to Chanioti? Here are some ways.
Chanioti is located on the first "finger" of the Halkidiki peninsula: on Kassandra. The distance from Thessaloniki to Hanioti is 105 km, from the airport "Macedonia" - 91 km. You can get there in 1 hour 15 minutes.
Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki have excellent transport links. Leaving the terminal "Macedonia", you need to take bus number 79 to the Halkidiki bus station - KTEL Halkidikis. From the bus station, buses transport tourists to the resorts of the peninsula, including Hanioti. They depart at intervals of 1 to 1,5 hours. Ticket price is 12 euros. The first bus to Hanioti leaves at about 7 am, the last one at about 20:00.
Please note that the schedule is subject to seasonality. It is better to familiarize yourself with it in advance on the KTEL Halkidikis website
Buses are the cheapest way to get to Hanioti, but not the most convenient. You can pre-book a transfer from Thessaloniki Airport to Chanioti and avoid transfers. The price of this service depends on the category of the car. Given the remoteness of the resort, the transfer costs an average of 90 euros. When choosing between a transfer and a taxi, it is better to give preference to the first option. This is a guarantee that the price of the trip will be fixed and will be known before you arrive in Greece.
Another option is to immediately rent a car at Macedonia Airport. Car rental is beneficial for tourists who do not want to limit themselves to relaxing only in Chanioti, but are going to explore Halkidiki and Thessaloniki on their own. The minimum rental price is approximately 35 euros per day, the price depends on the season and the number of days. The journey from Thessaloniki Airport to Chanioti takes from 1 to 1,5 hours (depending on traffic).
Please note: it is more profitable to rent a car in Greece for at least a week than for a couple of days.